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Selden Family History

Selden Name Meaning

English: variant of Seldon .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Elden, Sellen, Walden, Skeldon, Belden, Hedden, Weldon, Welden, Olden

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Where is the Selden family from?

You can see how Selden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Selden family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Selden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 34 Selden families living in Sussex. This was about 26% of all the recorded Selden's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Selden families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Selden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Selden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Salvation Army Officer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Selden. 100% of Selden men worked as a Salvation Army Officer and 65% of Selden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Salvation Army Officer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    65%
  • Domestic Duties
    10%
  • Domestic Servant
    8%
  • Unpaid Domestic Worker
    8%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Selden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selden census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Selden. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Selden. For the veterans among your Selden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Selden lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Selden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Selden in 1947 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

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